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Bernama: Tarif Air Naik Muktamad
By Kapal Berita
27/2/2001 2:10 am Tue
Keputusan menaikkan tarif air adalah muktamad - begitulah kata MB baru
Khir Toyo kepada Bernama. Inilah juga MB yang menyerahkan Putrajaya
untuk dijadikan wilayah persekutuan. Seperti yang diduga Mahathir
mempertahankan kenaikkan air itu juga.
Minyak petrol sudah, air pun sudah. Selepas ini apa yang akan naik agaknya?
Saya meramalkan tarif elektrik dan telifon dikaji semula...... Tambang bas
sudah pun naik dan tambang LRT pun bakal naik juga kerana elektrik itu
adalah nyawa sistemnya.
Febuary 24 , 2001 23:25PM
DECISION ON WATER TARIFF HIKE FINAL - KHIR
BERANANG, Feb 24 (Bernama) -- The decision to increase water tariff between
20 and 75 percent in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya is final, said
Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Mohamed Khir Toyo. The state government would not
budge from its decision to increase the tariff despite receiving objections
from various parties, he said when asked to comment on the call by
industrial and commercial operators for the hike to be reviewed.
For these two sectors, the new tariff for the first 35 cubic metres of
water is RM1.80 a cubic metre, which represents a 50 percent increase from
the previous rate of RM1.20 a cubic metre. As for the subsequent 35 cubic
metres of water, the new tariff is 60 percent more than the previous rate.
25 February 01:40PM -- Singapore Time
Mahathir defends water price hike
'The increase in water tariffs was unavoidable,' Dr Mahathir was quoted as
having said by The Sun newspaper. 'We've postponed the increase so many
The price hike, scheduled to be implemented in two weeks, will affect users
in Kuala Lumpur, the South-east Asian nation's largest city, the
neighbouring state of Selangor and the administrative capital of Putrajaya.
It will be the first such increase in a decade.
The authorities have said the increase is necessary to pay for rising water
costs and improve storage and distribution projects, which were undertaken
after an acute water shortage in Kuala Lumpur three years ago.
Residents in Kuala Lumpur fumed for months in 1998 as taps and swimming
pools ran dry. Many were forced to queue with buckets to collect water from
tanker trucks for home use.
Some opposition leaders claim that the planned increase in water rates is
caused by the water authorities' inefficiency and their failure to carry
out proper water conservation campaigns.
Mr Lim Kit Siang, national chairman of the opposition Democratic Action
Party, on Sunday called the increase 'unjustifiable' and urged the Cabinet
to freeze its implementation. -- AP
Febuary 25 , 2001 16:13PM
Price monitoring to check profiteering to continue
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 (Bernama) -- There will be no let up in price
monitoring nation-wide to check profiteering especially following recent
announcement of proposed increase in water tariffs.
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhiyiddin Yassin said
data relating to the prices was being compiled weekly for a monthly report
to be submitted to the Cabinet.
"We are monitoring the situation at more than 100 centres nation-wide
covering all districts including big and small towns to appraise the price
trends," he told reporters after flagging off the Hong Leong Foundation
charity run at Dataran Merdeka here on Sunday.
Muhyiddin said the proposed water tariff hike could influence